Nassau Dems back Curran for county executive, Schnirman for comptroller

In the wake of several corruption scandals involving Long Island elected officials, Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) was endorsed by county Democrats on Monday to run for county executive, the first woman to be nominated for the position by a major party.

Carcinogens in the water

Last week, state Sen. Todd Kaminsky filed legislation requiring the commissioner of the New York State Department of Health to study and regulate 1,4-dioxane, a chemical likely to be carcinogenic, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Last year, the EPA released a report, citing dioxane was found in many water supply systems on Long Island.

Paying it forward with acts of kindness

In 1996, when Jennifer Lentini was only 13, she was suffering from a heart muscle disease and in desperate need of a transplant. For months,she waited for one in a hospital, as her heart got progressively worse. “The doctors told my parents to say goodbye to me on July Fourth,” Lentini recalled. “Then on July 5, the organ came in.”

Snowstorm slams Malverne and West Hempstead

Because of a major snowstorm, the Malverne and West Hempstead school districts, as well as Our Lady of Lourdes, Grace Lutheran and St. Thomas the Apostle schools, all canceled classes and activities on Thursday.

West Hempstead GlamourGals and the monthly senior makeover

Each month since September, West Hempstead resident Robin Rodriguez, 16, and roughly a dozen sophomores and juniors from West Hempstead High School venture out to make the worlds of several dozen senior citizens a more beautiful place. They lug makeup bags, facial lotions, manicure tools and supplies, and head to the Atria, a senior residence in Lynbrook, to boost the residents’ spirits with a little personal pampering and a lot of personal attention.